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Undergraduate Courses:

BIOL 104 Cell Biology [3-0-0:3]


Cell evolution; cytological techniques; structure and function of subcellular organelles;
cytoskeleton; cell growth and division; germ cell and fertilization; mechanisms of cell
function. Corequisite: BIOL 124 Prerequisite: AL Biology

BIOL 106 Biodiversity [3-0-0:3]


Diversity of life; taxonomy and phylogeny; different kingdoms of living organisms;
structure and function; evolution and the generation of biodiversity. Prerequisite: AL
Biology

BIOL 108 Plant Biology [3-0-0:3]


[Previous Course Code: BIOL 207] Structure and life processes in plants; cellular
structures; transport of water and nutrients; nutrition and soil; reproduction;
photosynthesis; growth and development. Corequisite: BIOL 128 Prerequisites:
BICH 121 and BIOL 104

BIOL 124 Cell Biology Laboratory [0-2-3:3]


Exploration and understanding of both theories and practical techniques in cell biology
through tutorials and hands-on experiments. Microscopy, cell culture, cell fractionation;
and their applications in studying cell division and gene expression will be covered.
Corequisite: BIOL 104 Prerequisite: AL Biology

BIOL 128 Plant Biology Laboratory [0-2-3:3]


[Previous Course Code: BIOL 227] This course is designed to introduce theories and
practical techniques used in the current research of plant biology, plant molecular
biology and biochemistry to students. Corequisite: BIOL 108 Prerequisites: BICH 121
and BIOL 104

BIOL 202 Animal Physiology [3-0-0:3]


Structure and life processes in animals; neurophysiology; circulation; respiration;
digestion and absorption; metabolism and energy regulation; muscle and movement;
endocrinology. Corequisite: BIOL 222 (non-major students may be exempted from
this corequisite requirement upon departmental approval) Prerequisite: AL Biology

BIOL 206 Microbiology [3-0-0:3]


Classification, identification, structure, physiology, and genetics of microorganisms;
importance of microorganisms in health, environment, and biotechnology. Corequisite:
BIOL 226 (non-major students may be exempted from this corequisite requirement
upon departmental approval) Prerequisite : BICH 121

BIOL 211 General Genetics [3-1-0:4]


Principles and mechanisms of heredity and variation; genetic analysis in pro-and
eukaryotic organisms. Prerequisite: BICH 121

BIOL 216 Ecology [3-0-0:3]


Basic principles and patterns of ecology; population growth; community interaction;
ecosystem; ecosphere. Prerequisite: AL Biology

BIOL 222 Animal Physiology Laboratory [0-2-3:3]


Physiology is an experimental science and laboratory experience is an important part
of the discipline. Students will learn laboratory techniques and develop their powers
of observation and data recording to test basic physiological principles. Analytical skill
will be emphasized in both the tutorial and lab sessions. Corequisite: BIOL 202
Prerequisite: AL Biology

BIOL 226 Microbiology Laboratory [0-2-3:3]


Tutorial and practical instruction on cultivation, differentiation, and identification of
microorganisms, determination of microbial numbers, sterilization, disinfection,
antimicrobials, and the prevalence of microorganisms in the body and environment will
be covered. Corequisite: BIOL 206 Prerequisite: BICH 121

BIOL 396 Summer Project Research [0-1-3:2]


Project Research in one of the Biology research laboratories under supervision of a
faculty member; final report.

BIOL 397 Project Research I [0-1-9:4]


Project research in one of the Biology research laboratories under the supervision of
a faculty member; report. Students who select to register in BIOL 397 must also register
in BIOL 398. Graded PP.

BIOL 398 Project Research II [0-1-9:4]


Project research in one of the Biology research laboratories under the supervision of
a faculty member; report; seminar presentation. Prerequisite: BIOL 397
Postgraduate Courses:

BIOL 611 Postgraduate Seminars I [0-2-0:2]


Advanced seminar series presented by postgraduate students on selected topics in
biological sciences offered in Fall Semesters. This course may be repeated for credit.
Graded P or F.

BIOL 612 Postgraduate Seminars II [0-2-0:2]


Advanced seminar series presented by postgraduate students on selected topics in
biological sciences offered in Spring Semesters. This course may be repeated for
credit. Graded P or F.

BIOL 641 Independent Study [1-3 credit(s)]


Study on selected current topics in biology under the supervision of a faculty member.
This course may be repeated for credit. Graded P or F.

BIOL 642 Project Research [1-3 credit(s)]


Project research in one of the Biology research laboratories under the supervision of
a faculty member. Background: Biological sciences major.

BIOL 699 MPhil Thesis Research


Master's thesis research supervised by a faculty member. A successful defense of
the thesis leads to the grade Pass. No course credit is assigned.

BIOL 799 Doctoral Thesis Research


Original and independent doctoral thesis research. A successful defense of the thesis
leads to the grade Pass. No course credit is assigned.